Fifteen Years Manufacturing Seismic Power Sources
Applied Acoustics, based in Gt.Yarmouth UK, has been manufacturing sub-bottom profiling systems for over 15 years. With advances in technology the company has been able to steadily enhance its product range to meet the ever increasing demands of the industry as regards both performance and safety. For example, the discharge mechanism has evolved from a mechanical device to a solid state switch and the mains supply demand has improved due to the efficiency and averaging rate of the charger. A very recent development, the ‘Dual Voltage Setting’ adds extra versatility by enabling the operator to ‘tune’ the boomer to a lower operating frequency and thus obtain both increased penetration and resolution. Across the product range, output current is monitored shot by shot for fault conditions. Operator safety has always been a top priority so several dual layer features are incorporated to ensure very high safety standards are met.
In the past year alone the company has launched three new Seismic Power Sources; the CSP-D and CSP-P with their special dual voltage output and the CSP-S, a compact ‘all in one’ 6000 Joule power source.
Launched at Oceanology International in London in March, the CSP-S provides both requirements geophysicists have when examining the subsea sediment layers; high resolution, shallow penetration or low resolution, high penetration. It operates both with lower powered boomer plates, such as the AA300 boomer as well as the 6000J sparkers.